Home remedies to get rid of fleas

So you want to get a cat or a dog for your child, or children, but you’re worried about, among others, fleas. You don’t want to have to deal with flea bites, flea baths, combing and everything else.

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Don’t give up on that pet because of those little pests. In as much as it’s hard to get rid of fleas – there are, available, home remedies to get rid of fleas.

First of, make sure you treat your pet. There are flea collars, which some veterinarians say is a waste of time. There is Frontline and others of the like to get rid of those fleas. Bathing your regularly, or grooming, kills those nasty fleas too. Leaving the shampoo on your dog for 10 to 15 minutes is a sure way to kill the fleas. These are just a few of the home remedies to get rid of fleas.

To help control fleas in your house, there are a few home remedies to get rid of fleas for that too. After making sure you treat your pet, clean the house thoroughly. Especially, target the area where your pet frequently lays. If your pet sleeps in bed with you or your child/children, change and wash the sheets. Vacuum thoroughly, including under the furniture, and once you’re done vacuuming, throw that bag out. If you feel your house is badly infested with fleas, after cleaning the house thoroughly, take the children, and your pets, out of the house and “bomb” the house. You can get a can or two of those flea bomb cans and use it. You’ll have to leave the house for a few hours. When you come back home, vacuum the house again.

When washing the sheets, or your pet’s bedding, add some eucalyptus essential oil on the final rinse. It is said that eucalyptus oil kills not only the fleas but 99% of dust mites as well.

If you don’t want to use chemicals to kill the fleas, there are natural home remedies to get rid of fleas in your house. Sprinkle Borax as the area where your pet lays or “hangs out”. Don’t sprinkle too much Borax, just enough to cover the area. Some say to use table salt instead of Borax. Sprinkle the sale on the upholstery and carpet or rugs and this will get rid of the fleas.

Another natural home remedies to get rid of fleas it the use of citrus repellant. Cut up a lemon and mix in with boiling water. Let it stand over night after which, pour it in a spray bottle and spray on your pet. Concentrate on spraying around the head, the tail, behind the ears, paws and legs.

Another natural repellant is made by mixing essential oils from lavender and cedarwood and pure almond oil. Mix, or shake, well together and apply all over your pet. This is said to one of the best home remedies to get rid of fleas.

Flea collars made from natural ingredients – use oils from eucalyptus, citronella, tea tree, geranium or lavender. Mix the oils together and soak in either a rope collar or use an old bandana. The oil is said to prevent the fleas from getting on your pet.

Besides keeping your house clean, it is important to keep your pet from bringing anymore fleas in the house. You can deter the fleas from getting on your pet by giving your pet garlic. Use garlic powder and sprinkle some on your pet’s food. The best home remedies to get rid of fleas, and by the easiest. The smell of garlic gets on your pet’s skin and that turns the fleas away. You can also use Brewer’s yeast tablets and/or apple cider vinegar. The vinegar makes the skin acidic and again this drives away the fleas.

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